An urgent wake-up call—and radical actionplan—for business leaders everywhere

While it focuses primarily on Canadian business, this importantbook shares valuable insights of benefit to transformationalbusiness leaders everywhere. Without sugar coating his message,author R. Douglas Williamson, head of the prestigious consultancy,The Beacon Group, points to complacency, lack of leadershipsophistication, and an inward focus as the chief reasons whyCanadian companies are at risk of falling behind the rest of theworld. Issuing an urgent call to action, Williamson helps leadersunderstand the four principle challenges facing the modern leaderand describes the eight essential leadership competencies requiredto navigate the future. He provides powerful strategies, tools andtechniques for how to reframe thinking about leadership and reformleadership strategies.

Case Studies from The Beacon Group’s wide and diversifiedclient base include The Four Seasons, Scotiabank, Nortel Networks,Research in Motion, The Hudson’s Bay Company, ExportDevelopment Canada, Holt Renfrew, and many others. An impassioned call to action for leaders everywhere combinedwith practical advice and tools to help leaders take up theresponsibility of transformational leadership during a period ofunprecedented change and monumental global challenges. One of the rare books to focus on Canadian business andbusiness leadership, it explains why that country's competitivenessis in serious jeopardy and what can be done about it.
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ISBN: 9781118583012
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